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Best Way to Spend the Day in WaterColor, Florida

So, you’ve made the biggest decision to date (at least regarding your vacation planning), you reserved your destination vacation in WaterColor, Florida along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Congrats!

The most beautiful luxury vacation home on 30A awaits your arrival. Ready to accommodate your family and friends for a week-long stay at one of the most iconic coastal communities in the southeast with complementary bikes and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, private pool, and just a short distance from the beach. Your friends have given you a quick list of their Top 5 Things to Do in WaterColor, Florida but maybe you’d like to check out the scene and create your own list of must-do’s in what is sure to be your new favorite beach getaway.

We love WaterColor, Florida as much as you! Even as a local we get excited about the perfect day in one of our most desirable communities and we’re thrilled to share our take on the ideal way to spend the day in WaterColor, Florida!

Rated time and again as the #1 Family Friendly Resort in North America by accredited travel authorities, we appreciate the cohesion of natural outdoor pleasures coupled with world renowned dining experiences all set on a backdrop of rural naturalscape to the north and open and unobstructed white sandy beaches to the south.

A gorgeous menagerie of chic coastal boutiques tucked under shade trees afront sidewalks and charming side streets running the distance of the beach frontage.

Good Morning, Sugar

Waking up without an alarm, what a sweet concept. Who’s got the bacon? Don’t fret. The newest addition to the WaterColor Crossings, a local favorite and 30A hot spot – The Perfect Pig opening up at a leisurely 8 AM and offering some of the most indulgent southern coastal comforts 7 days a week. If we had to choose (but don’t make us choose) we’d order the House Made Quiche, every time!

Ride off Your Breakfast

Considering how close you are to all of the amenities in WaterColor we suggest an early afternoon bike ride through the 499-acre community to absorb the incredible architecture placed thoughtfully around hiking and biking trails for those looking to create their own adventures with bridges and lakes guiding you on to discover the local natural habitats of Northwest Florida. Stop for a water break at The Boathouse Paddle Club and test your skills on a stand-up paddle board, canoe, or kayak. What fun! You won’t soon forget the exhilarating experience of paddling along Western Lake, a unique coastal dune lake, and watching from the water as the life on land continues to buzz.

Fun in the Sun!

Nothing compares, a day at the beach just can’t be beat! Grab your surf boards and beach towels and settle in, we know you’ll be here for a while. Reserve a beach chair setup for the most enjoyable day, with access to shade by way of your umbrella and a standard set of 2 chairs you can get comfortable watching the kids jump the waves as they lap the shore or simply recline and relax.

Sunset on the Veranda  

End the day with the best view of the sunset in WaterColor! Pick a table on the veranda and order your favorite libation. Cheers to a day of experiences that won’t soon be forgotten. Sandy shoes on the deck and half empty sunscreen bottles. You’ve quite an appetite after a day of Florida fun all within the charming community of WaterColor. Our day would be complete with Sweet Tea Chicken and Carolina Pimento Cheese complementing Gulf Oysters in the raw. Indulge in “WaterColor Casual” at FOOW formerly Fish Out of Water and watch the sun lower into the gulf, spreading like fire across the horizon and then disappearing into the night.




Serenity Now, located in the much sought after Camp District of the WaterColor Community, offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Accommodating eight guests, this luxury beach style cottage is perfect for a 30A family getaway, or a friends retreat. The WaterColor Community offers direct access to the beach as well as Western Lake. The natural landscape of the coastal community allows for beautiful gardens, bike pathways, walking trails, and parks throughout for your pleasure. If you are looking to indulge in outdoor recreations, WaterColor is rich in amenities.  A fitness center, tennis courts, hiking trails, and the Boathouse Adventure Club are all available for a fun filled day of fitness South Walton style. Rent a bicycle and take a relaxing ride along 30A’s 19 mile bike path and discover hidden treasures at each stop, including Seaside’s famous architecture, Seagrove’s Old Florida charm, the neo-traditional community of Rosemary Beach and more.

Shop, dine, and play just steps from your luxury vacation home with the WaterColor Merchants. Dine al fresco along Scenic Highway 30A at Chan’s Wine World or discover the eclectic collection of art, gifts, and fine beach apparel at anyone of the locally owned shops on both the north and south sides of the WaterColor Community.  Fish Out Of Water lends one of the most beautiful sunset views along 30A with incredible panoramic Gulf views and award winning cuisine.

Experience your Serenity Now and reserve your perfect 30A getaway in WaterColor, Florida.